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Nursing before solids

Posted by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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I understand you are supposed to nurse before solids, but does that mean immediately before or can it be like a half hour to an hour before?  

by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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bellaamore
by on Aug. 22, 2012 at 9:39 PM
Lol, I dunno.

We just nurse on demand and when we eat, she eats.

She will usually nurse before and after eating.
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maggiemom2000
by Ruby Member on Aug. 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Best if it is right before.

LKRA
by Platinum Member on Aug. 22, 2012 at 11:34 PM
I usually nurse right before I start making dinner, or right before we sit down to dinner. So he gets solids RIGHT after nursing or shortly thereafter. What I do not do it let him eat solids, THEN nurse him.
gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Aug. 23, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Best if it's right before. No more than half an  hour.

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Aug. 23, 2012 at 3:55 AM
Yep, this.

Quoting gdiamante:

Best if it's right before. No more than half an  hour.

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polkaspots
by Gold Member on Aug. 23, 2012 at 4:59 AM
It's not necessary to detach baby and hand him a carrot immediately, but you shouldn't wait too long because he'll get hungry hungry. There's no problem with a diaper change or taking the time to get food together. I would suggest not waiting more than a half hour.
Nosilla0804
by Member on Aug. 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM
I just don't get it. If I feed him until he detaches he doesn't want to eat any solids
gdiamante
by Group Mod - Gina on Aug. 23, 2012 at 12:02 PM


Quoting Nosilla0804:

I just don't get it. If I feed him until he detaches he doesn't want to eat any solids

Then he desn't need 'em. **smile** It's OK. If he takes one chunk of banana, he's had plenty of solids. He doesn't need to eat any at all, really... breastmilk is the main factor of his diet.

dustbunny
by on Aug. 23, 2012 at 12:10 PM

My 3 boys always had room to eat right after they nursed.  My daughter, on the other hand, prefers to her breastmilk digest a little before she eats solid food.

aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Aug. 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM
Yep! Solids aren't nutritionally necessary until at least a year. If he doesn't eat them, they aren't needed.

Quoting gdiamante:


Quoting Nosilla0804:

I just don't get it. If I feed him until he detaches he doesn't want to eat any solids

Then he desn't need 'em. **smile** It's OK. If he takes one chunk of banana, he's had plenty of solids. He doesn't need to eat any at all, really... breastmilk is the main factor of his diet.

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